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  1. Stonecrown29295

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    Hi I'm new to forums looking for clarification on scriptures in KJV.
     
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    If Truth is what you're after, your best bet is to look inside yourself.
    The odds of anybody else knowing about it are almost zero.
     
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    I own a kjv 1611 .
     
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    Welcome, and which KJV verse or passage do you have in mind.
    I have heard there are hundreds of archaic terms in the KJV
    Such as at Genesis 25:29 saying Jacob sod pottage. Jacob was simply boiling some stew.
     
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    Hi.

    I probably don't have any clarification for you on scriptures, but welcome to RF! :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply there are a few throughout the bible that don't make sense to me,like exodus 20 thru 21
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    What you should do is get a better translation and many of your problems will be solved.
     
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    What translation is better
     
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    I have read some different translations mostly kjv and niv
     
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    ...and thank you for your reply.
    Often there are corresponding cross-reference verses or passages throughout the Exodus chapters.
    I find it would be good to consider one point at a time in those chapters.
    For example:
    In chapter 20 besides the decalog (10 commands) in verses 1 to 17, the spectacle described between verses 18 to 21 is what caused Israel to fear. Followed by instructions about worship between verses 22 to 26.
    In chapter 21 it starts with judicial decisions for Israel from verses 1 to 36. Then, verses 2 to 11 deals with Hebrew slaves ( that was never like the modern ' slave-trade business ' as what happened in the southern United States ).
    Verses 12 to 27 deals with violence done to a fellow Israelite or fellow man. The rest of the verses between 28 to 36 takes animals into consideration.
    So, to me it would be best to start and consider just one section ( or verse ) at a time.
     
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    Any ideas as to which translation you prefer.
    To me a 'better', so to speak, translation would be in modern-day English.
    As far as the Christian Scriptures are concerned, a Greek Interlinear showing the Greek on one side of the page with the English on the other helps with comparing translations. (Paraphrased versions are Not translations )
    As far as the old Hebrew Scriptures I consult the translated Stone Edition TANACH
     
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    Ok thanks i was mainly talking about the slavery part and how i dont see much difference between slavery in south and slavery in the bible because its still owning another person
     
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    I find that many connect the two forms as being the same.
    In the modern-day slave-trade business those people were sold by their own people to other peoples.
    Please notice in ancient Israel if the master mistreated his slave, then his slave was No longer a slave.
    Please note: Exodus 21:20-21; Exodus 21:26-27 (KJV uses the word servant, but the Hebrew says slave)
    Slaves were to be treated as ' hired help ' according to Leviticus 25:39-40.
    The Israelites were to have love for others as mentioned at Leviticus 19:17-18.
    Also, you may want to keep in mind that in ancient Israel there were No jails or debtors prisons.
    So, if a person fell into poverty then he could serve as a slave to pay off his debts.
    The ' slave ' period could only last up to six years, the seventh year they were set free.
    You might want to look up information about the 'Jubilee Year ' because when that year come debtors were set free.
     
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    I understand that part but thats for fellow Hebrew's,people from other nations fall under different rules and a hebrew slave could become a slave for life if given a wife and has kids he doesn't want to leave and they could beat them
     
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